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1 comments | Friday, January 22, 2010

When you travel as much as I do then you have an opportunity to read quite a few books. Here's three great reads by black gay authors that literally leapt from the page to the point where I wanted to tell everybody to pick up a copy.

Dwayne Vernon's My Man, My Boyz. Vernon has written two additional novels since this debut but this intriguing story about men coming together as family is unlike anything I've ever read before. The characters are fully developed and Vernon's strorytelling ability is exceptional. Vernon pulled me in from the very first page and didn't let go until the last. It's a must read.

You know you're in for an interesting ride when you pick up a Lee Hayes Novel. He's hands down one of my favorite black gay authors and he never disappoints. Hayes has assembled some of the best fiction writers for Flesh To Flesh: An Erotic Anthology. As I was reading this book I found my self challenging each story to see if the next one could possibly top the last...let me tell you it's a "hot & sticky" page turner. Whew! You definitely don't wanna read this in the company of others. Black gay sensuality at its best.

Mama Dearest is one of two final novels from the late E. Lynn Harris. Arguably one of the most important black gay authors of the last twenty years, Harris delivers in this book with all of the drama, suspense, and characters we all love and love to hate. Yancey Harrington Braxton, Basil Henderson, Raymond Tyler Jr, Ava Middlebrooks, & Nicole Stovall Springer are all back and in rare form.

If you've read any of these books or if they're currently on your list I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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I certainly want to read Dwayne Vernon's "My Man, My Boyz" as well as his latest book "Deception, Lies and Truth". They are next on my reading list.
I have read "Flesh to Flesh" and "Mama Dearest", both of which I absolutely love.
"Flesh to Flesh" is SO HOT. For me, the best stories are by L.M. Ross (one of my favourite authors), Rodney Lofton, Donald Peebles, Jayden Blake, Washington Parks, George Kevin Jordan and C.J. Livingstone. The anthology is very handy, especially since I'm not getting any lol.
I will always adore and miss E. Lynn Harris. When he passed away I lost one of my favourite writers.
I have read most of his books and I think "Mama Dearest" was quite fitting as his final novel due to the returns of Yancey, Ava, Raymond, Nicole & Basil. The book had a heavenly and peaceful ending as if E. Lynn himself anticipated he would soon see heaven.
Anyway I'll stop here for now.

January 22, 2010 4:19 PM


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